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How to support a shelf

If you want to mount a basic shelf, you can do it yourself. All you need is a little basic knowledge. The most common shelf support that many people use is the L-shape bracket shelf. This is done by fastening brackets to the walls and then fastening the shelf to the bracket. This is a very basic shelf that still gets the job done. This article provides a guide to supporting a shelf.

It is a simple job

The way to do this is by holding the shelf bracket in the one hand and a water level in your other hand. Find your desired height and then place the water level against the side of the bracket. Rotate your bracket and the water level until you find the vertical position, also known as “plump”. Now, mark the holes on the bracket and these are going to be the holes in which you are going to drill into the wall.
One down, one to go With the first bracket in place, it is now time to secure the second shelf bracket. Rest the water level atop the secured bracket and use that to align your second bracket by moving it up or down until the level is perfectly straight. Mark your holes and then drill them. Depending on the colour of the room, you can be mounting a black shelf or a white shelf, a plastic shelf or a wooden shelf.

Supporting the shelf

The rest is quite simple. The only thing left to do now is to support the shelf to the shelf brackets. Many do-it-yourself products have the materials and screws needed for the job included in the item. Use the screws and a screwdriver and secure the shelf to the brackets. Make sure that you drive the screws in straight and that they are secured tightly. Job done As you can see, supporting a shelf is very simple and can be done in a matter of minutes. Although you will not be able to hide the L-shaped brackets, you can purchase a floating shelf kit that will not expose any brackets or screws. You do not have to hire a professional to do this as you can do it yourself.

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